19 Viral Internet Moments From The 2010s That Are So, So Cringey Now

    What were we thinking back then?

    Trends that stem from viral moments not only show that we cling to moments to have something to talk about, but that we are also an unoriginal bunch socially. Of course, it's all for fun, but sometimes we can look back on viral, trendy moments and say, "What were we thinking?"

    Here are 19 viral moments and trends from the 2010s that people thought were "cool," but are now pretty cringey:

    1. That Oscars Selfie

    2. ALS Ice Bucket Challenges "Gone Wrong"

    3. "Hot Felon" Memes

    Mugshot of Jeremy Meeks, man with tattoos looking at camera

    4. Everyone Wants to Find #AlexfromTarget

    Alex from Target on The Ellen Show

    5. "Adele Dazeem" Jokes

    6. Torturing Rebecca Black Every Friday

    7. #MannequinChallenge

    8. The Storming of Area 51

    9. World Record Egg

    Hand holding a phone showing the Instagram record-breaking egg post

    10. Planking

    11. Dabbing

    12. Ugandan Knuckles

    Ugandan Knuckles meme stands with arms outstretched in an animated landscape

    13. Fidget Spinners

    14. Tide Pod Challenge

    A hand placing a laundry pod into an orange container with a slot

    15. Flossing

    16. BBC News Dad Video

    17. Pretty Much Every YouTube Prank in the 2010s

    David Dobrik smiles

    18. Harambe Jokes

    19. #InMyFeelingsChallenge

    If there is one thing I can't tolerate, it is people looking for approval through clicks. Anyway, if you liked this post, smash that thumbs-up button (LOL). And be honest, even if you don't agree with these, there has to be some trend or viral moment that you look back and cringe at. Comment below!